Our Stories: 29 Jon Bristol

 

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Jon Bristol is the founder and visionary behind Elmwood Productions-the home of Elmwood Puppets and More and the writer of his very popular blog Jon’s Java-A Puppet a Day.

I enjoyed the privilege of interviewing Jon for Nutmeg Chatter HERE.

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When creating this artwork for Jon it was obvious that I should center Jon around his puppets the way Jim Henson’s inconic photos often do. But then I took it one step further and turned Jon and his fiance Brie into puppets.

I depicted Jon and Brie surrounded by two puppets from the original Steve the Vampire series HERE Steve and Ophelia.

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In addition I ensured there was plenty of characters from their most recent venture HEAD, a puppet horror film. Here I show one of the characters giving Johnny Sojive the eye! Meanwhile two other puppets, the sheep named “BOB” and a panda from Revenge of the Space Pandas and I had the opportunity to work with at Desultory Theatre Club (directed by Keith Paul#17 in this series). Here’s a video promo we did

and also HERE and HERE (this one is my favorite!

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I’ve also acted with Jon, I played a character named “Bill” and his puppet was the game show host in a production ALSO directed by Keith Paul!

Jon Bristol has created a menagerie of wildly funny and innovative characters and it’s been a pleasure to work with him and his talented team of puppet professionals! I hope one day to do so again!

bristol 3a Find out more about the horror puppet film “HEAD: here including a trailer!

Now HEAD will be screened TWICE in August! August 21 and 22 at Paris in Plantsville (check it out HERE!)  and in Hamden on August 28th (check it out HERE!)

 

 

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One thought on “Our Stories: 29 Jon Bristol

  1. Thanks so much for including me and my work as part of this project, I love the piece so much! It’s an honor!!!
    – JB

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